ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' is Sunday's #1 Scripted Broadcast in Adults 18-49

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December 2nd, 2013


via press release:

America’s Funniest Home Videos (7-8pm – 6.7 million and 1.2/3 in AD18-49): In the 7 o’clock hour, America’s Funniest Home Videos grew its overall audience by 3% week to week.


Once Upon a Time (8-9pm – 6.6 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):  Returning after the prior week’s preemption for the AMAs, ABC’s Once Upon a Time surged 58% over its Adult 18-49 lead-in to rank as Sunday’s #1 scripted broadcast.   Once Upon a Time held steady with its 2-week ago delivery in Adults 18-49, while gaining 15% in Adults 18-34 to match a 4-week high – since 11/3/13.

  • josh

    I know but its not enought ;(

  • Shepherd

    It’s still down like 28% since the season premier which is downright terrible for a show in its 3rd season.

  • JR35

    It is too bad that the numbers have dropped as they have- we’re back to Storybrooke net week.

    What will the numbers be like after the midseason hiatus, I wonder.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    OUAT and Revenge won’t recover after that big drop this season.Viewers got tired of both shows.

  • Max Vrany

    Plausible Deniability: We don’t know exactly how The Walking Dead did, therefore it didn’t rate at all and we can claim #1.

  • Niallerz24

    ONCE is still doing alright. Its only down 0.1 from it season low from last year. down slightly in viewership too but the show seems to have stabilized and hopefully will recover next week in Storybrooke. And the winter finale will draw some steam anyways.

  • Christian


    Yeah, but it’s season low last year happened in the Spring. It’s only gearing up for the fall/winter finale and the show is already below that number.

  • Rodney

    when there’s nothing better to watch on cable/broadcast on sunday, maybe then OUaT or Revenge may get some good numbers

  • Rodney

    BTW, TWD mid season finale was AWESOME. had been waiting for this kinda episode for like last 2 yrs

  • fra

    if it keeps going like this is it going to be cancelled? I hope not!!!

  • Jagger Dagger

    Walking Dead: 6.2
    OUAT: 1.9

    …but go ahead and pat yourself on the back ABC for your #1 “scripted”
    and “network broadcast” show on Sunday.

  • hanna

    ouat is always #1 scripded show of the day. it’s not a news. ratings still drop and it’s not enough. especially after preemption. previous ep at least had an excuse of tornado, big football game and being human premiere (or whatever it was called) ppl r sick of lazy writing, plotholes, neverland and pans annoying actor. do they really screwed s2 for to show us THAT? ugh

  • Rodney

    whenever there’s a ratings drop for OUaT or even Revenge for that matter, they blame it on football, cable show or something else.

    but, they will never accept the fact that the quality has tanked on both the shows with lazy ass writing

  • Kate

    Jagger Dagger
    Walking Dead IS CABLE SHOW!!

    and now ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ is Sunday’s #1 Scripted BROADCAST in Adults 18-49

  • hanna

    Rodney, ikr why can’t they spend the money they spent on marylin manson ON GOOD WRITERS for a change? and why the hell jane espenson, the only adequate writer in their team, is stuck on kitsowitz’ stillborn wonderland project and stupid regina centics? anyone can write regina self pity parties, they never will be believable and they won’t wash her out no matter how hard they try. but jane is wasted.

  • bs

    How many ratings does a show need to be renewed? Or are there other factors that influence its renewal? I know it’s too soon now, but just to know what to expect in May. If somebody know something, please let me know. thanks!

  • faby

    still #1 show on sundays but this show deserve a better ratings is low :/

  • Rose

    It’s not football, tornadoes, Peter Pan or Neverland, thousands of families stopped watching it, after two years, at the beginning of this season. They can throw out any reason they want, but that’s when it stared going downhill. JE also messed up the Red storyline and they never should have gotten rid of Red, people liked her.

  • kingstar

    Everyone seems so venomous when making these comments. I still love Once Upon a Time and completly support a fourth season. If all else fails, Fridays are always an option.

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